With an unemployment rate of 7.6% in the District and a staggering 17% in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, Jubilee Jobs has a big job to do. And it has been doing that job for 35 years, helping 26,000 impoverished individuals obtain secure employment. Some have sizable gaps in employment history; others have no history at all. Many have faced homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, or disabilities. Jubilee Jobs offers skilled, compassionate job preparation, placement, and retention services, guiding each applicant through the process: applying, interviewing, securing and holding on to that first job. Participants are also encouraged to move beyond entry-level employment: the Move-Up program works closely with them to address (and overcome) barriers by pursuing vocational certifications or college degree programs. In 2015, executive director Terry Flood was named a Washingtonian of the Year, and for good reason – last year alone, 920 people secured positions thanks to Jubilee Jobs. You can help even more individuals and their families move from unemployment and poverty to economic self-sufficiency. It's a journey worth pursuing – and supporting.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition



Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Jubilee Jobs is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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